Rip Esselstyn, son of Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, was a firefighter in the Austin Fire Department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades. He led a stationwide revolution of dietary change that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Visit PlantStrong.com and follow him on Instagram and Facebook for updates.see more from this author
The taste is ok. But this recipe doesn’t do well in a standing waffle iron. I constantly had to add milk and I also added baking powder. Not a redo for me. Good try though
Yum! These are tasty – just slightly sweet, with a nice crunch. I did add the juice of the lemon after I zested it, and a little bit of baking powder per someone’s suggestion.
These are wonderful thank you very much Rip and FOK!! With reading the reviews on how dense these are, I grined 2 1/4 cup oats instead of 2 1/2, had some clementines so used that instead of Lemon for zest, added vanilla (just poured some in) and used Elmhurst Oat Nog as we had some left unopened from the holidays also doubled the cinnamon. My husband and I got 3 Belgium waffles out of this needing to add a little more milk between cooking the first and second. We loved these!! New favorite waffles in our house :)!!
I added one half more banana, orange zest and juice from one orange, bit of vanilla, and hempseed’s instead of flaxseeds. Relatively light and very tasty with mashed bananas on top! Delish!
I added one half more banana, orange zest and its juice, and hempseeds instead of flaxseed. Turned out very tender and relatively light. Delicious!
I loved this recipe I basically cut it in half and ate it for breakfast and loved it!
The lemon zest really added brightness to the waffles! We drizzled them with a little bit of date syrup and with bananas on top it was delish!
It was good for meal prepping as well! I added a tiny bit of baking poweder and they maintained crispiness! For meal prepping I made a whole bunch and would keep in the freezer, to reheat I put them in the toaster so I could have something healthy every morning!
Thank you! That’s a great idea!
Thank you Mrs Esselstein!
I use flavored seltzer water instead of almondmilk.
Excellent. Been doing this for 30 years
thank you! I limit my non dairy milk use for my diabetic eating plan, so this idea is very helpful!
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Most FOK are amazing!! Sadly, this one is not. I agree with the “glutinous cardboard” comment – they were dense with no flavor. Even adding extra banana and vanilla didn’t help.
Very dense, a bit like glutinous cardboard. Healthy though.
Very easy to make. Good taste. Sturdy. Very sturdy. When eating these, I feel like I am doing the right thing. Doing the right thing is not always a walk in the park, but I would take that walk again.
Where can I find the nutrition info for these recipes?
Great recipe. Thanks.;>}
What can you use in place of lemon zest?
What can use yo replace flaxseed
I just omit it!
This recipe is very forgiving!
can you substitute anything for the mashed banana?
Very good and filling
1/2 cup Applesauce worked great!
Try applesauce and see how that works.